Photos: Red Sox Prepare Flag For 9/11 Memorial.

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The loudspeaker of John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, is shown as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The loudspeaker of John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, is shown as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, gives instructions as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“John Coyne, US Flag Coordinator of the Boston Red Sox, gives instructions as members of the Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A member of the Boston Red Sox Front Office helps roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A member of the Boston Red Sox Front Office helps roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox Front Office help roll an American Flag in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop over the Green Monster Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I decided to head out this morning and shoot some photos as members of the Boston Red Sox front office helped roll up the American flag at Fenway Park in preparation for a 9/11 memorial flag drop before tonight’s game.

This is a follow up to the Flag Roll video I made in the wake of the attacks on the Boston Marathon earlier this year, in which I spoke with some first responders who were out at the scene on Marathon Monday. You can watch that video by clicking here

I’ve covered this process twice now, and both times have been enjoyable to shoot. It’s really a nice coming together of people, and it’s a story that looks good both in video and photos. 

The Sox are back in town today to begin their quest to clinch a playoff spot. First up is a three game series against the Yankees. I’m excited to shoot meaningful September baseball. The Sox’ magic number stands at 8!

Video: In Wake of Marathon Madness, Red Sox Ready American Flag.

Click the four-arrow icon on the bottom right to watch this video in full screen!

What a crazy several days here in Boston. It seems like every five minutes some other piece of news is breaking. It’s difficult to make any sense of all that’s going on, and being so close to everything that’s happening is a bit surreal. 

We’re all okay up here! Again, we’re touched by all the messages of support from friends and family. It’s these types of situations that bring out the best in people. 

I heard that the Boston Red Sox were gathering volunteers yesterday to prepare the giant American Flag to be dropped over the Green Monster during the pre-game ceremony at the team’s first game back in Boston since the attacks. Whether that happens today as originally planned or gets postponed is still unclear. Regardless, I wanted to shoot this flag rolling as a precursor to the game, which, given all that the city has been through, is poised to be quite a scene.  On hand for the rolling were several first responders to the bomb scenes on Marathon Monday, which you’ll see in the video.

As someone who is a part of the Boston media, I’ve found it a bit overwhelming to try and decide how to cover this massive story. I realized with this video piece, though, that baseball is what I know best and where my access is, and Red Sox related are the stories are the ones I can cover and cover well. 

So, this is an angle that’s positive and uplifting. In my opinion, that’s something we all need right now. 

Enjoy, and hopefully I’ll be back soon with some baseball photos!